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Sunday 21 September 2014

Adele’s ‘flawless’ Oscars make-up explained

Adele

Adele's Oscars make-up focused on highlighting her "flawless complexion".

The British singer scooped an Academy Award for the Skyfall theme tune at the ceremony on Sunday.

Adele also performed the award-winning song in front of a global audience of over 40 million people at the event.

Despite the high-pressure situation, the star maintained a composed appearance throughout the evening.

Adele's trusted hair and make-up artist Michael Ashton revealed how he created the singer's long-lasting glamour for her Oscars appearance.

"For Adele's Academy Award visage, I created a modern take on a classic look," Michael revealed to the Huffington Post. "[Which I did by] focusing on her flawless complexion and high-volume lashes."

Michael mostly used Giorgio Armani make-up products on Adele's face. He explained how he crafted a luminous complexion using a sheer base, which he topped with a powder to avoid any excess shine.

Adele's eyes were played up by the make-up artist, who emphasised her lashes with layers of black mascara. He revealed the technique implemented to get her stand-out peepers perfect.

"Beautiful brows can make any eye. Brush them into place using clear brow gel and then using feather strokes, fill and define with Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil. Create a sultry eye by highlighting and contouring the socket with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad #6," Michael explained. "Then extend the eye line with Maybelline Gel Liner and pump up the lashes with Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara."

To recreate Adele's perfect pout, Michael advised using a three step technique. This involves a lip liner, lipstick and a dab of lip gloss to finish.

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